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How to Know It May Be Time for Air Conditioner Service

It’s the time of year we’re thankful for our AC. There’s nothing much more relaxing than walking into a nice, cool house after being out in the summer heat. If you find that your system is not getting your home cool enough, there could be various reasons. It might be abnormally hot outside, or may be clogged filters or dirty coils, or even your thermostat. But, it might be that the system is low on refrigerant. There are some warnings you can look out for to let you know that your refrigerant is running low and that it’s a good idea to call in a professional for air conditioner service.

Higher Utility Bills

An air conditioner that is missing refrigerant will have to run longer to try to cool your home. This results in higher utility bills. If you’ve noticed abnormally high bills it might be time to contact someone in to check out your air conditioner.

Ice Buildup or Water

If you observe any ice on your outdoor AC unit, there’s a chance that there’s trouble. When you’re low on refrigerant, your system’s evaporator coil will probably get too cold and the moisture near your refrigerant line will freeze. This could lead to compressor problems. If your compressor becomes damaged, and it’s not under warranty, it’s could be more cost effective to restore the entire outside unit.

Your Home Isn’t Cool

If your system is taking longer than it usually does to cool your home or if it’s not getting to the temperature set on your thermostat, your greatest bet is to have your system serviced. There are a great deal of things that are possibly taking place that a technician would be able to figure out.

If you’re concerned you may be running low on refrigerant, it’s important to get it looked at by the pros. Give us a call and we’ll get you taken care of and keep you cool. You may schedule an appointment with us online or give us a call at 661-437-3499.